Phacops speculator Moroccan Trilobite

Name: Phacops speculator

Class Trilobita, Trilobite Order Phacopida, Family Phacopidae

Geological Time : Devonian

Size: (25.4mm=1 inch): 62 mm long by 30 mm wide on a 70 mm by 88 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Hamar Laghdad Formation, Alnif , Morocco

Phacops speculatorDescription: Elegant example of a member of the Order Phacopida, Family Phacopidae with many fine details present. The most diagnostic features of this taxon are the fine schizochroal eyes and pustulose cepahlon, thorax and pygidium, all well-displayed in this fine specimen. This specimen has been expertly prepared by microabrasive techniques to result in this exceptional example of the type which is very 3-D in aspect.

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